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“Good Night's Sleep”
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Safari Inn
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
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Stockton, California
1 review
“Good Night's Sleep”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was a great place to stay, part of some funky Hollywood history. Best feature....quality beds! So often you can't get a good night's sleep but we slept like a dream. SO close to NBC Studios, Warner Bros. and Universal we couldn't believe our GPS directions ! Everything within 5 to 10 minutes. Really convenient and off the beaten track............why stay at a run of the mill place like a Holiday Inn or Marriott when you can get a taste of where you really are........Hollywood !!
Our A/C didn't work quite as well , seemed a bit stuffy so we left it on all day on low which worked.

Room Tip: First floor corner suite was very dark but quiet, next to office.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our retro hotel. We've done our best to maintain the old Hollywood theme. It's always a pleasure to hear a guest comment on what they liked about their stay as this allows us to become better at serving you. Thank you once more for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 days to go to Universal Studios. The hotel has a cinematic history that led us there. The hotel was well kept and felt very safe. The staff was polite and efficient. The parking lot felt kinda cramp but there was plenty of parking spots. The swimming pool was good and the patio area was nice to sit and watch the sun set. The price was decent through the website. It is located in a nice spot in Burbank. The stay was very quiet.

My only problem was the beds. The beds need replaced...yesterday. They were uncomfortable and made noise with every move. Atleast in room 206. The hotel is a real nice place they just need to change the beds out.

  • Stayed July 2013
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. It's always a pleasure to hear from guests about their positive experience at our hotel. We pride ourselves on providing a clean and comfortable environment for our guests as well as superior service. In regards to the bed, we will certainly look into it and ensure it is up to par with our standards. Thank you once more for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Safari Inn is located in a very nice neighborhood in Burbank where we enjoyed walking. Staff was friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and very clean, with a very comfortable king bed. We will definitely stay her again when we visit our family in the Los Angeles area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! It's always gratifying to hear about a guests' positive experience at our hotel. We do our best to accommodate the needs of each and every guest by providing superb service but also a clean and comfortable environment. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My family (2 kids under ten) and I were looking for a hotel somewhere within a short distance to the LA/Hollywood attractions and at a reasonable price. Read about this hotel on a Hollywood Movie Location blog and took a gamble. It's been used in lots of TV shows (Partridge Family to Prison Break) and a few movies (True Romance and Apollo 13). For me, that was a big attraction.

But was the accomodation okay? Well, we found the hotel to be clean, comfortable and efficient. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially with organising tours. We even used the pool and the patio. I particulalry enjoyed the 50s/60s feel. The Burbank area felt safe and accessible.

Room Tip: The reception has a list of many reasonable restaurants in the immediate area.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments! It's wonderful to know that you and your family felt at home during your stay. The happiness of our guests is priority from the moment they step foot onto our property. Our staff is trained in a manner to ensure every guest is assisted with the utmost care. The priority is to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for guests to enjoy. Thank you once more for your feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We booked through Expedia but when we got to the Safari Inn, they didn't have a room with a king bed which I had asked for. They were able to switch us after two nights there. The rooms smelled smoky even though they were non smoking and the Internet barely worked, even after calling repeatedly to reset their router downstairs.
With the price they charge, I would expect nicer and cleaner rooms.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We'd like to apologize for any inconvenience you encountered during your stay, Unfortunately when you book through Expedia or any other site other than our own, the room type is not guaranteed. We do our best to accommodate the requests of each and every guest as our goal is to satisfy their needs. Cleanliness and comfort are a top priority for us and we pride ourselves on ensuring every part of our hotel maintains this. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We hope you will provide us with another opportunity to serve you.
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I feared the rooms would be shabby because the exterior still has its original 50's look, but it can be used as a movie set since Warner Brothers Studio is a few blocks away. The inn was excellent and the adjacent hotel served a delicious meal from its varied menu. I went on a Warner Brothers Studio tour which made this quite convenient.

Room Tip: There is light street traffic after dark and I heard no noise so any room should be fine.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank GEORGIANNE S
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for your remarks. We do our best to make certain every guest is happy with their stay at our hotel. The priority is to provide a clean and comfortable environment with superior service to ensure every guest feels at home. We hope you enjoyed the WB tour and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were very happy with Safari Inn. Only a few minutes from our destination, Universal Studios, we saved quite a bit of money by staying here (which was immediately consumed at the park). Very clean rooms and a great helpful staff. LOVED the full size shampoo and body soap dispensers in the showers instead of tiny, tiny bottles that create waste.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Danna W
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and especially the dispensers in the shower. We are doing our best to become as eco-friendly as possible to assist in maintaining the environment. Our priority is the happiness of our guests from the moment they check-in until their departure. Thank you once more for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Property: Safari Inn
Address: 1911 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506-2494
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Location: United States > California > Burbank
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Burbank
#5 Romantic Hotel in Burbank
#5 Family Hotel in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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